Documentation for how to use iCal to import Google Calendar

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  • #29650

    Hi,
    I purchased the iCal module so that I can import and have automated syncs with Google Calendar.

    After the purchase I see ZERO documentation or instructions on how to do this. I expect it’s trivially simple to do, but need some direction.

    Maybe this support channel can provide a tip or link to how to use this?

    Thank you,
    Stephen

    Stephen Pierce
    #29651

    Hi Stephen,

    Here is a step by step guide to importing events from Google calendar: http://docs.wp-event-organiser.com/quick-start/importing-an-ical-feed-from-google-2/

    Stephen Harris
    #29659

    Hi Stephen,

    It seems these steps are for a 1 time manual import.

    I see the link to Beta instructions from 5 years ago which appear obsolete.

    I’m trying to understand what settings should be used in the
    • Event Organiser iCal Sync

    They plugin I just purchased.

    For example, I have an email address and password for Google Calendars, but I see no place to enter this information in the setup.

    Thank you for your help.
    Stephen

    Stephen Pierce
    #29660

    Follow up –
    I found the Sharable Link
    https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/5?cid=aW5mb0BzYWNyZWRzcGFjZXNwaXJpdHVhbGNlbnRlci5vcmc

    Then input this as the Source field on iCal Feeds and entered a name and clicked “Add New Feed” Then I selected Fetch.

    When displaying the calendar, it’s blank – none of the events are carried forward.

    Stephen Pierce
    #29668

    Hi Stephen,

    My apologies, I sent you the wrong link. You need to use the iCal url used for the manual import as the feed’s source.

    Stephen

    Stephen Harris
    #29672

    Hi Stephen,

    Thank you for your reply. However, I’m still perhaps further lost.

    The Google look has changed a lot in the few years since the instructions were written.

    Can you tell me [exactly] where to find this link?

    Prior to your reply, I found a “sharable” link.. it looks like this:
    https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/5?cid=aW5mb0BzYWNyZWRzcGFjZXNwaXJpdHVhbGNlbnRlci5vcmc

    Is this correct? If so, it doesn’t work. Zero events are pulled.

    In attempting to follow the instructions again this evening I stumbled across this:
    https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/5/r?pli=1

    The instructions are not clear where to get what, so I’m just making wild guesses at trying any url I stumble across. So far it’s not working and not sure if i’m really close or far away from finding the correct url.

    Thank you for clarifying this.

    Stephen

    Stephen Pierce
    #29673

    Hi Stephen,

    Yes I think Google calendar has changed recently. You can find the iCal url by logging into Google calendar:

    • Click settings (cog icon)
    • Under ‘Settings for my calendars’, on the left hand side, click the appropriate calendar
    • Click ‘Integrate calendar’ in the submenu that appears, or scroll down the page
    • Use the ‘Public address in iCal format’ (if your calendar is public) or the ‘Secret address in iCal format’ as the source URL.
    Stephen Harris
    #29685

    ah – wonderful! That was so easy! Thank you!

    Stephen Pierce
    #29690

    You’re welcome!

    Stephen Harris
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